Actual rating 2.5Mini-reviewSworn to Raise just wasn't for me. I felt that the story was disjointed and the characters flat. The world was described but not fully fleshed out to me. There were instances that piqued my interest but the further I read they just couldn't keep it.The author attempts to give the heroine strength of character (her ability to ride a horse and hunt--not sure where she learned that as a poor laundress)yet she is essentially selling herself and magical powers to the highest bidder. She didn't seem bothered by this either. I have read a lot of fantasy so perhaps that was why this one just didn't hit the mark for me though it did have some creative ideas.